Groups

 

Player versus environment

Video game concept

Multiplayer (or other online-only) games with players facing against AI controlled opponents or other non-player dangers.

138
games
15
platforms

Alternate names: Player versus monsters, Player versus bots, Player versus AI, PvS, Player versus server

The first video game about Player versus environment was released on September 12, 1994.

Tripwire Interactive, Blizzard and Ankama Games has published most of these games

The PvE (player versus environment) is a bit misleading in many cases as this is primarily used to refer to any computer controlled opponents.
Contrast:
* Player versus player

Children:
* Player versus environment only - in case there's no PvP at all.

Related:
* Cooperative multiplayer